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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sweet sixteen

This card was made for a little friend of mine, If you didnt already guess she turned 16, and she is a lovely typical 16 year old, loves clothes/shopping/pink etc etc so i thought this would be just for her,

I love making easel cards i think they make any card look that bit extra special!!


A spoonful of sugar - flower power

Pear tree - sparkle

OLLCB - happy birthday

Dream valley - stamp something

Paperplay - blooms and blossoms

Creative card crew - anything goes

Truly scrumptious - anything goes


A change of plan over at cardmadfairy's digi days

I would just want to remind everyone about our sketch with a twist challenge over at cardmadfairy digi days, as we havent had any entries!!!!!! not one even thought the sketch is fab, jenni has decided to make it an EITHER/OR so now what we are looking for is you can either use the colours or the sketch seperate to be in with a chance to win our prize from glitterbabes,


Sunday, 29 May 2011

Our ability to accessorize

I bought this stamp last year and must admit i havent used her very often, but isnt she great, this is what i will be doing at 70 plus im sure of it lol, and that sentiment as well lol was bought from the set from creative expressions, i got pretty much all of those stamps now.
Side view of the lovely lady.Recipe*
kanban patterned papers
6x6 scalloped card blank
digi sentiment from the crafty pad
scallop an plain nestie ovals
text is from creative expressions
silver ribbon from meiflower
inks for edges from hobby craft

Dream challenges - stamp something
Crazy 4 challenges - fave vacation spot or activity (shopping)
Stamp something - Sentimental


Saturday, 28 May 2011

baby easel card.

Here is a easel card i made with some really old stash i found, the jolly nation die cut decoupage sheets i bought yonks ago, now im not keen on the backing papers at all to be honest but i thought id better use some of them as well seeing as they match. The sentiment is a stamping up one and the papers are from forever friends stack, as you can see ive used my card candy again, i do love that stuff, it goes such a long way and isnt very expensive,

To hold the card up ive used satin ribbon with a teddy bear button that elke gave to me, and thought that using the nesties on only part on the decoupage looked better than using a bigger oval.and the overall size is basically an a6 blank,


One stop - button and bows

Charisma - boy oh boy

Fab n funky - lets get cute

Papertake - pastels

OLLCB - fancy folds


Friday, 27 May 2011

Cardmadfairy's digi days - sketch challenge

My how fast are these challenges going,and we are getting a fab response so thankyou everyone who takes the time to pop over and enter, we are onto a fab sketch challenge this fortnight along with the added theme of the colour swatch please, or as close to as possible.

Here is the sketch drawn by jenniAnd here are the chosen colours

Here is my card the piccies dont show of the colour too good, the digi is one of jenni's new ones, isnt it soo cute!!

and as you can tell ive flipped the sketch, although all the elements are the same.

card stock in purple and dark blue
digi from cardmadfairy creations over at digi days
oval scallop and plain nesties
white glaze sakura pen
dcwv pretty blossoms card
paper roses
satin ribbon coloured in with promarkers to match the colour scheme

jai - fussy cutting
paperplay - blossoms and blooms
DYSU - animals
Creative card crew - anything goes
Asfos - things with wings

pop by and see the Dt's lovely interpretation of the sketch and hope to see you entering lol

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A bit of die cut decoupage for ya

Decoupage is not everyones cuppa tea is it, with stamping and digi's being extremely popular, (with me too lol) you dont see much decoupage about, but i think its nice to do lots of different styles, including those forgotten ones, and it can look so lovely with the right embellies.

Here is a card ive made with some lovely die cut decoupage that i got on sale at craft central, added a bit of martha stewart and some dcwv blossoms and butterfly card stock, a bit of white grossgrain ribbon oh and some liquid pearls and job done

Here is a side view, now dont ya think thats nice, with all the depth?

Challenges**Fab n funky - cute and cuddly---ABC - v is for violet

Creative card crew - anything goes---My time to craft - use a die cut


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A colour challenge - BLUE/BROWN/CREAM

Here we go again with another challenge over at creative craft challenges, and if you didnt guess ive chosen a colour challenge this time, now you can use anything you like make what ever you like as long as the primary colors are


We have used fabulous digi's from stamping dragon designs for this challenge as they are one of our sponsors,
I chose to do an easel card and got out my stapler again for the ribbonOur sponsors are
stamping dragons designs with 4 digi's of thier choice

Whiff of joy with this amazing stamp


Crafts and me

with this gorge stamp
and we also have a great prize for our top 3, pop over and have a look see at the dt creations,

I would like to enter my card into some challenges that it fits the theme too please,

A spoonful of sugar - Things with wings (dragon)

Cards for men - No designer paper (only used card stock)

CES - Embelish it with more than 3 types of embellies (staples/gems/ribbon)

Stamp something - Beachy colours (blue/browns/sandy beige)

The stamp man - a recipe bingo board (ribbon/faux stitching/die cut)

I love promarkers - animals (does my dragon count?)

And there you go, why not pop over and have a look at our new challenge and the dt creations they are just amazing and sure to give you some inspiration


Monday, 23 May 2011

if friends were flowers

Yes im like buses, no posts for a day or 2 then several in 1 day lol, i just have a few to show you, and this one i really like actually it was meant to be for a Dt card but i didnt read the theme properly lol so here it is to show you, i used my good old dcwv butterfly and blossoms card stack which i have had for ages and just recently found out, i forgot how lovely those patterns are.And yep this beautiful butterfly is another of the cardmadfairy's digi images and its a pleasure to use, ive coloured it in with promarkers then gone over it in part with my souffle sakura pen to give it an embossed feel, added stickles to the body, then once dry popped on some glossy accents, and gems for the antennaIve used my beloved nesties for this and the sentiment and card candy is from craftworkcards, the orangey gold shimmery card i used for the matting was given me from a friend of mine its specialist card from an indian shop, and its gorgeous so i only use it sparingly. ive used the same sakura pen for the faux stitching. and popped finished article onto a 5x5 inch scallop card blank which came from samuel taylors.

There are a few challenges i want to enter this card into,

OSAAT - bling it on
Sweet stamping - in the garden
Paperplay - sparkles galore
Truly scrumptious - anything goes

Penny's - anything goes

Creative belli - the letter "S" ( sakura/stickles/scallops/sparkle)

I find following challenges help me a great deal so want to say thankyou for all your inspiration


bee happy

Jenny aka the cardmadfairy has been super busy drawing new digi's for us to use, seh is a super talented lady is our jenni, there are loads of new ones and fabulous older ones HERE for you to have a look at, at only 99p each they are considered a bargain for sure,

here is a card i made using a nice simple bumble bee, I wanted to keep the focus on the bumbles so kept everything else fairly plain but in keeping with the colour scheme,

i used coordination papers and just tore them up, nestie scallops and plain oval nesties, and lots of stickles for the wings, plus die cut flowers layered up with a fabby black gem. simples as the meerkats would say lol.


Fab n funky - make your own blooms
PTW - bloom and grow


Saturday, 21 May 2011

acetate anniversary card

I made this card for my friend dawn as it was her anniversary, and they had been together for somehting like 25 years, so i wanted to make something a little different, i got the idea from sylvia who got the idea from a craft mag i think lol.It was difficult to get a good photo for this, I used prima flowers and paper roses, a shaker heart and some chipboards from the dovecraft weddings pack, some gem brads and silver twine, and finished with some silver peel offs as my computer was acting up and i wanted some certain wording on the card.

Saturday crafter - anniversary

CES - ermbellish it (at least 3 embellies)
Totally papercrafts - dont be square
The crafty pad - holes


Friday, 20 May 2011

Ive made a necklace

What do you think?????

I really like the blues but not at all sure i should have used the chain, i was going to use organze for it but coultdny get the fittings and fasteners to hold it as well as id have hoped so chain it was lol,

I got the beeds from a local bead shop Clare's beautiful beads in belper, she sells some of her bits on ebay as wellI hope you do like it, its availlable for sale if anyone would like to buy it, it will come with a proper jewellery gift box or organza bag dependant on what you would like,

just email me at

hugs xxx


For Dad

Here is a card i made for a special dad, npt necessarily mine lol but someones, my mum has sold a few of my cards and want more male themed cards. as per my thing at the min i went plain, dont worry i will be doing my normal style as well, And here is a close up

Papermania papers
sentiment form stash
pastel card stock
silver ribbon
silver sakura pen
5x5 card blank


Alphabet challenge blog - C for clean and simple
Crafty catz - anything goes


Thursday, 19 May 2011

A few forgotton CAS cards to show you

I thought id share these cards with you that i have made within last 3 weeks, they all follow a simple theme and design, and rather than enter these into any challenges i just thought id show you them for the fun of it lol,

This one is only about 3x4 inches in size and i used kanban and craftworkcards stashThis one is 4x4 inch i embossed the border and used my sakura pen on it, popped some gems and a craftworkcards sentiment on an some grossgrain ribbonAnd similar here but used dovecraft masculine papersAnd again lol but with a circa designs tag stamp as the main feature

Hope you liked them, all very simple no frills so to speak but nice and easy and still reasonably pretty lol, well i think so ;-)


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Im lovin CAS cards at the min

I think that the understated look of a CAS card are absolutely beautiful, i was asked to make a couple of sympathy cards, well as they are for such an occasion i think understated is the most befitting, i hope you like it?
Here is a closer look at the lovely embossed and shiny backing card that was from the lovely kanban shop. and the die cuts i got from a craft fayre cant remember which stall tho sorry,Recipe*

kanban card
6x6 card blank
silver metallic sakura pen
die cut
silver gems
silver ribbon from meiflower
pale blue card stock


Truly scrumptious - Anything goes (also dt call)
Crafts and me - anything goes
PTW - bloom and grow ( my papers)
A spoonful of my sugar - anything goes

I hope you like it guys,


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Party your pants off

This was made for the daughter of a friend of mines 16th birthday so i wanted to make something a bit sparkly, she loves dancing and singing and generally partying etc, as you can imagine from a sixteen year old these days, I put glitter in the bodice to add some bling but actually you cant see it too well on this photo, but trust me it looked stunning, i used silver embossing powder,The sentiments are from the creative expressions stamp sets which i have loads of, and the feathers have been neglected in my stash for quite some time, i thought it gave a bit of a dance/music theme. the pink satin ribbon was from craft central as is most of my ribbon lol, and the papers are from dcwv dressed up.


Creative inspirations - glitz and bling

Crafty creations - anything goes
Crafty catz - pink/black/white


In the garden

I actually made this a short while ago but forgot to take a piccie of it to show you, i know its very plain but ive been doing more CAS cards, i think this one is missing a sentiment really but dont want to mess it up now.Id like to enter it into some challenges if i may :-)

A spoonful of sugar-anything goes

Incy wincy-clean and simple

OSAAT-anything goes
Craft your days away-white plus one


6x6 card blank

pearl pink brilliance ink

marianne dies butterfly


pink gems

pink ribbon

blossom nesties

pink and white card stock

sakura pen

oooh ive soooo many cards to show you still if i have time later i will pop a few on x